Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt

9 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday but this is to introduce you to a new photographer, Andrew Gorrie. He lives in Kelson and takes most of his photographs from his deck. Andrew is an ex Stuff photographer.
His favourite subject is the magnificent tui

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2 hours ago

Epuni School Twilight Gala

Carlos from Taita

19/March/2021

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14 hours ago

What should the council do with the Petone wharf?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The much-loved wharf is currently closed after five piles were damaged in recent earthquakes.
Mayor Campbell Barry says the wharf is clearly in poor condition and the council wants to know what the public think about its future.
The council has budgeted $8m for repairs in 2032. It is clear, … View more
The much-loved wharf is currently closed after five piles were damaged in recent earthquakes.
Mayor Campbell Barry says the wharf is clearly in poor condition and the council wants to know what the public think about its future.
The council has budgeted $8m for repairs in 2032. It is clear, however, that the work needs to be done before then.
The council is expecting a new report soon on what the options are.
Former city councillor and council critic Max Shierlaw has already called for an “honest” debate on the future of the wharf.
“The Petone wharf is a luxury that no longer can be afforded or justified.”

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11 hours ago

More problems with old Wellington pipes

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A major waste water pipe has burst in central Wellington, closing roads and disrupting morning traffic. The pipe burst at the intersection of Victoria Street and Mercer Street yesterday afternoon. People in the central city are being asked to only flush the toilet if it is "essential".
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A major waste water pipe has burst in central Wellington, closing roads and disrupting morning traffic. The pipe burst at the intersection of Victoria Street and Mercer Street yesterday afternoon. People in the central city are being asked to only flush the toilet if it is "essential".
The central Wellington sewerage pipe that broke, closing central city streets, was more than 100 years old.
Sewage flowed out onto the road after a pipe ruptured at the intersection of Victoria and Mercer streets on Monday afternoon.
Wellington Water confirmed the failed pipe was installed around the year 1910.
Repairing it is expected to take two to three days.

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14 hours ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Jed

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This weeks SPCA pet is Jed.

"WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME
My ideal home would have a big garden for me to explore and potter around while supervised. I would suit a family that has had dogs before as I am a big boy with a bit of strength. I would love to go for walks with my new family and … View more
This weeks SPCA pet is Jed.

"WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME
My ideal home would have a big garden for me to explore and potter around while supervised. I would suit a family that has had dogs before as I am a big boy with a bit of strength. I would love to go for walks with my new family and check out this wonderful country we live in. When I have nothing to do I have shown the ability to escape out of medium to high fencing so I need a plan to be contained during the day that doesn't involve being tied or tethered. Going to work with my new human companion would be great for me. I am not suited to a home with/next to cats and other small animals or livestock. If you are looking for a bigger dog that is pretty laid back then make an appointment to come and meet me."

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9 hours ago

Baby capsule and base. BONUS wheels

Tania from Naenae

Carrier has been used for 7 months, brought brand new from farmers. The pram/wheels were second hand, they have been very useful. Must pick up from Stokes Valley

Price: $50

9 hours ago

Are your allergies or asthma causing cautious days off work, or dirty looks on the bus?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

A new study of 1000 people has found 40 per cent of participants would automatically assume someone coughing or sneezing near them might have Covid-19.

Amid new fears of a community case in Northland, hayfever season could cause more anxiety than ever.

Those with symptoms might be encouraged to… View more
A new study of 1000 people has found 40 per cent of participants would automatically assume someone coughing or sneezing near them might have Covid-19.

Amid new fears of a community case in Northland, hayfever season could cause more anxiety than ever.

Those with symptoms might be encouraged to be better safe than sorry and stay home, despite knowing it's likely caused by their allergies.

Have you experienced unnecessary days off work, or sideways looks on the bus, because of your asthma or allergies?

Comment below or email kate.green@stuff.co.nz

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11 hours ago

Did you spot the seal on Te Whiti Park

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A seal found sunning itself on a Lower Hutt cricket pitch was tempted back into the water with sausages.
Cricketers were bowled over when they spotted the animal after arriving at Waiwhetu's Te Whiti Park about 8.20am on Monday to set up for a match.
Police said they and the Department of … View more
A seal found sunning itself on a Lower Hutt cricket pitch was tempted back into the water with sausages.
Cricketers were bowled over when they spotted the animal after arriving at Waiwhetu's Te Whiti Park about 8.20am on Monday to set up for a match.
Police said they and the Department of Conservation (Doc) were called to assist the seal, believed to weigh about 90kg.
While a Doc ranger was still on the way, police officers coaxed the seal into the Waiwhetu stream, which runs along the north side of the park, with some snags. It was last spotted heading downstream, towards the Hutt River mouth, which opens to the sea.

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12 hours ago

What's On: Hutt AF Peer Support Group

Annette from Wellington Central

The Heart Foundation are running a support group in the Hutt Valley for people and whānau affected by Atrial Fibrillation. Join us for a chat and meet others with AF.
Hutt AF Peer Support Group
  • Hutt Art Society
12 hours ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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4 days ago

Pet of the Day: Baxter

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Nicky Fairclough from Miramar is very proud of her 20 year-old cockatiel who can talk. This time I have attached the photo. Apologies to Nicky, I hope you all enjoy seeing Baxter.

If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what … View more
Nicky Fairclough from Miramar is very proud of her 20 year-old cockatiel who can talk. This time I have attached the photo. Apologies to Nicky, I hope you all enjoy seeing Baxter.

If you want your pet featured, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.

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8 days ago

Push to get every Kiwi scanning, every time

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there … View more
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there be a community outbreak.
Everyone – every single one of us – needs to be scanning the NZ Covid Tracer app, or signing in on a sheet of paper, every single time.
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.

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1 day ago

Countdown for bin choice

Hutt City Council

Remember to check your latest rates bill, choose your bins and complete your selection before 31 January so you’re ready for the rubbish and recycling upgrade in July.

If you’ve lost your rates letter or the included bin form, you can visit us on Laings Rd or at your local library/community … View more
Remember to check your latest rates bill, choose your bins and complete your selection before 31 January so you’re ready for the rubbish and recycling upgrade in July.

If you’ve lost your rates letter or the included bin form, you can visit us on Laings Rd or at your local library/community hub, or call 04 570 6666.

We’re on the move to a sustainable future, with 524,00 plastic rubbish bags set to be saved from landfill each year under the upgrade.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Canopy tricycle with pushing bar

Mitu from Stokes Valley

This Trike's canopy and parent handle are removable which allow younger kids to use it as tricycle. Parent handle manoeuvring, turns trike right or left. Trike is extremely sturdy and ideal for pavements, long walks and parks.
Best part of this tricycle is canopy. It protects littleone from … View more
This Trike's canopy and parent handle are removable which allow younger kids to use it as tricycle. Parent handle manoeuvring, turns trike right or left. Trike is extremely sturdy and ideal for pavements, long walks and parks.
Best part of this tricycle is canopy. It protects littleone from harsh sun and strong wind.
FEATURES:
Adjustable parents push-bar for easy control
Large removable sun canopy with adjustable tilt and angle
Large rear toys basket.
Comfortable seat & backrest.
Strong all steel construction frame
Big foot support, safety guardrail.
Parent controler bar.

Price: $60

1 day ago

Pears

Jane from Naenae

Hi neighbours,2 boxes Pears have been donated n would love you to come an get some.A.bit speckled but ok to Stew.Also buns n rolls.Hopefully we will have Tomatoes too.Pataka fully laden.nga mihi.

1 day ago

Mother's choice 3 wheel Stroller

Mitu from Stokes Valley

In excellent condition. Suitable for newborn to 22kg. Multi position backrest stroller, offering comfort for baby. Compatible with the Mother's Choice Scout Capsule (sold seperately) to form a travel system. • Child tray with Cup holder • 3 position reclinable seat • Large Sun Canopy … View moreIn excellent condition. Suitable for newborn to 22kg. Multi position backrest stroller, offering comfort for baby. Compatible with the Mother's Choice Scout Capsule (sold seperately) to form a travel system. • Child tray with Cup holder • 3 position reclinable seat • Large Sun Canopy with viewing window • Detachable parent tray with 2 cup holders and secure compartment with non-slip lining • Large, quick release detachable front • Swivel wheel and one foot locking brake • Extra large shopping basket • Soft grip handle • Wrist tether strap.

Price: $120

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